Beach Day Fashion Must Haves

So last weekend when I shouted on top of my lungs that summer was finally here in the UK I may or may not have jinxed it. Even though many places in Europe are experiencing what can only be described as long overdue summer, the UK seems to be playing buggers just like our politics of late (did anyone anticipate Boris Johnson being foreign minister???)

Even though I am a Brit who loves complaining about the awful weather, I am also a Zambian who is always optimistic to a fault and figured its blazing hot in Zambia and if we had a beach this is what I think a beach day fashion must have would include.

Looking back on my blog, I have shared anything from Beach Essentials (what I carry), Beach Bag Essentials to a guest post on beach party dress code but never have I shared my beach day fashion must haves. Today I am changing that and sharing my idea of beach day fashion.

Beach Day Fashion Must Haves

Swim suit

Are you a bikini or one piece lover? For men it’s easy either your boxers or swimming shorts, for women ww3 begins at trying to choose what swimwear  to choose especially for those who have body issues or just don’t like feeling exposed. I for one I am a one piece kind of girl and will have a long T-shirt to cover me if I don’t totally feel like showing off my body. FYI – my summer body is 7 months away in the making 🙈😩😩

Beach towel

When I was in Paris, I managed to grab me a Mickey Mouse beach towel which I absolutely adore. My brother and his wife were mistaken when they thought I got the Mickey Mouse towel for my nephew when in fact I got it for me. {sorry}


Weather light-skinned or dark-skinned you still need to make sure your protect your skin from the harmful Sun rays. I always travel with my sp50 sunscreen spray to ensure my skin is properly covered so I can enjoy the sun worry free.


I love me a good pair of sunglasses and I am currently on the collection path. I have two at the moment that are my absolutely favourite and the third one is hidden for good measure. I am hoping to pick up a couple soon to add to my collection.

Flip flops

Sandy beaches are nice to walk on and let your feet feel the texture and mixture of water and sand but if your nearest beach is like Brighton then you know flip-flops are not just for hygiene purposes. The stones on the beach can do a number on your feet when trying to walk them, I learnt the hard way.

Beach bag

I hate tagging about a lot of things when I am at the beach so I always look for a large enough bag that can carry all our gadgets, towels and food.

Other than good weather, I don’t really ask for much for a visit to the beach nor of my beach day fashion must haves. How is the weather your side? Been to the beach yet this year?


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  1. Courtneylynne
    July 21, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Great list!!!! I hate it when I forget things! I’m notorious for forgetting my towel when hitting the pool lol

    • July 21, 2016 / 4:45 pm

      I am the same, i usualy forget my towel and end up buying new one at the beach

  2. July 20, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Summer is finally here! We made it to the beach this week and definitely agree about lumbering bags around. A good beach bag is the top of our wish list!

    • July 21, 2016 / 5:27 pm

      I can’t believe how good the weather has been the last few days. I hope it continues so I can head to the beach again this weekend.

    • July 22, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Thanks Sarah

    • July 22, 2016 / 8:43 am

      Oooh I am jealous because of all my getaways and planned holidays none are beach based 😏 lol

    • July 22, 2016 / 8:40 am

      Hahaha don’t we all. I hope the weekend had good weather so some of us can enjoy the beach too

  3. July 20, 2016 / 3:13 am

    These are all great beach day must haves!! I love a cute beach tote and sunscreen is definitely a MUST!!

    • July 22, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Thanks Ricci, I agree sunscreen is a must

  4. July 19, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    These are all great items and must-haves on my own essentials list. I also include lip balm, water, and a book. 🙂 And your towel comment made me laugh out loud – adults love Mickey, too!

    • July 21, 2016 / 7:58 pm

      😂😂😂😂 I love me some Mickey Mouse lol

  5. July 19, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    With the way the weather has been here you definitely want to have sunscreen. I’ve been applying almost every hour because it is soo hot and my kids keep getting red right away.

    • July 21, 2016 / 7:57 pm

      It’s been lovely lately but yes sunscreen should be applied more frequently

  6. July 19, 2016 / 11:43 am

    A kaftan is a must for me, I like to cover up once ive been in the sun x

    • July 20, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      I too love to cover up now and again

  7. July 19, 2016 / 11:31 am

    There’s nothing more exciting during the summer than getting ready for a trip to the beach! This is an awesome list of must haves. I always make sure I have these items inside my bag, otherwise, I’ll panic when we get there!

    • July 20, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      I hate forgetting them and having to buy new items at the beach which can be costly

  8. July 19, 2016 / 9:36 am

    These are all great picks. Those swimsuits are fabulous, especially the green one.

    • July 20, 2016 / 2:26 pm


  9. July 19, 2016 / 8:17 am

    For me I like a bikini and a one piece. Sunglasses are definitely a must have I agree!

    • July 19, 2016 / 9:05 am

      I love a one piece more and yes sunnies always

  10. July 19, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Haven’t been to the beach yet this year, but it is no reason for me not to get sunscreen. It is a must for me to protect my skin especially at this time of year, whether or not I go to the beach. Oh BTW, I love that beach bag you featured here!

    • July 19, 2016 / 9:05 am

      Thanks Annemarie and yes it’s imperative to always have sunscreen in this weather especially

  11. Kendall
    July 19, 2016 / 6:06 am

    I love your picks! Hawaiian Tropic is my favorite brand in the summer, hands down! I love the “Vacation” Kate Spade products too, so much! 🙂

    • July 19, 2016 / 6:14 am

      Thanks Kendall

  12. July 19, 2016 / 5:01 am

    Those bathing suits are very cute! I was at the beach last week and of course I forgot my sunscreen so I am a bit redder than usual.

    • July 19, 2016 / 5:17 am

      aww bless you, hope you remember next time and thanks

  13. Bonnie @wemake7
    July 19, 2016 / 12:50 am

    Those are perfect for beach must haves. I definitely love my flip flops.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:31 am

      👍🏾 thanks Bonnie

  14. July 19, 2016 / 12:31 am

    I love the beach bag! I need a new one. Mine are getting old and worn. The one you have pictured here would fit me perfect.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:30 am

      I hope you find one similar if not this one, I love me a good beach bag

  15. July 18, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I love the neon lime green and black combo. Cannot wait until I get all these pounds off and I can do cute suits again. Love your beach style.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:29 am

      Thanks Chrishelle and good luck with your goals. I am working on my beach body

  16. July 18, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Those swimsuits rock! Great picks. It’s been so hot here and a trip to the coast is sounding really nice.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:28 am

      Thanks Liz
      We’ve fortunate with some good weather here too

  17. July 18, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    So many lovely things. I am loving the bag and shoes. Perfect for this lovely weather.

    • July 18, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks Anita

  18. July 18, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    This is a great list of beach must-haves. I never head to the beach without my sunscreen, flip flops and sunglasses. We will definitely be visiting the shore sometime soon!

    • July 18, 2016 / 10:54 pm

      I am the same and loving the current weather

  19. Leeshastarr
    July 18, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    These are my must haves too. I can’t wait to go to the beach this year

    • July 18, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      I cant wait to go to the beach with our current weather as i went last weekend and weather was not good

  20. July 18, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I love the high waisted bikini – great for hiding the tummy

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:27 am

      So true hence why I chose it as some of us prefer to hide the beer bellies

  21. July 18, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    So many lovely things, I love the towel, really cute.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:22 am

      Thanks Nikki

  22. July 18, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I am so not at all summer ready, we are not having a holiday this year as we are moving. Hopefully I can get away next year though as I can’t wait to do some holiday shopping xx

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:22 am

      Awww bless you love and good luck with the movie. Hope you get to visit a beach this summer though

  23. July 18, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Sunscreen and sunglasses are must-haves for me, and I’d include a water misting spray to keep me cool too!

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:19 am

      Yep I need to add to my own list the misting spray

  24. July 18, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Sunscreen is a must, and judging by the heatwave we’ve had these past two days, I don’t think you jinxed our Summer too badly!

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:17 am

      Hahahha thanks Danny I hope it continues this entire week and the next

  25. July 18, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    You can really go for a nice bikini as it would look great on the beach. Of course, you should always invest in sunblocks and proper eyewear.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:16 am

      Sunblock and sunglasses are a must

  26. July 18, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    We don’t live near a typical beach – lake front beaches is all we have access to here in the midwest. But, I do take my kiddos a couple times during the summer. It is a chore though ☺ Beach bags, snacks and toys to entertain must come along as well!

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:16 am

      It can be a chore but also fun and memories are made 😊 either at beach or lake front

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:13 am

      It’s been a lovely day full of sun all over the UK today and might stay like that all week

  27. Lisa JOnes
    July 18, 2016 / 2:15 pm

    I Want The Swimsuit. Sun Glasses And Flip Flops Thank You I Love The Awesome Styles Will Be Checking This Out!!

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:11 am

      Awe thanks Lisa

  28. July 18, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    I’m in love with the beach bag. I happen to be vacationing at the beach for the last two weeks and I’ve got that same sunscreen in my beach bag. I love it!

    • July 18, 2016 / 12:10 pm

      I love this sunscreen it’s awesome. Hope you had a nice vacation

  29. July 18, 2016 / 11:31 am

    I love your swimsuit finds! This reminds me, I need new sunglasses 🙂

    • July 18, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Thanks Dean, hope you find some lovely sunglasses

  30. July 18, 2016 / 7:44 am

    Great list definitely essentails I’ll be taking on holiday later in the year. You’ve reminded me I need to order some perscrption Sun glasses.

    • July 18, 2016 / 8:20 am

      Glad to have helped

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